Retrofit Coordinator

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Retrofit Coordinator

Level 5

Course Overview

The Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination & Risk Management is a qualification developed by The Retrofit Academy CIC in collaboration with Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM). It has been shaped and curated over a decade by our technical directors and original authors of the BSI PAS 2035 standard. It is the only course in the UK that leads to accreditation to become a Retrofit Coordinator.

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the course

The UK government has ambitious plans to improve the energy efficiency of UK housing stock by 2035, as part of its goal to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050. This calls for a massive investment in domestic retrofit in the UK. To achieve this, it is vital to apply exacting retrofit standards across the whole industry.

Based on this understanding, Retrofit Academy Technical Director, Dr Peter Rickaby, devised the PAS 2035 standard. This overarching standards framework created the role of Retrofit Coordinator; a retrofit specialist responsible for ensuring all retrofit projects are fully compliant with PAS 2035.

The Retrofit Coordinator is a brand new position central to the assessment, delivery, and handover of all retrofit projects. Coordinators must be fully accredited. To achieve this, they need to gain the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management.


This Level 5 Diploma provides a comprehensive overview of key domestic retrofit processes and best practices. Applicants will learn the essential knowledge and skills needed to perform the role of Retrofit Coordinator.

This includes:

  • Learning the skills and knowledge required for the design, assessment, and project management of domestic refurbishment projects.
  • Understanding the technical factors that influence the energy efficiency and heat loss of domestic buildings.
  • Learning how to reduce the instances of common defects and failures that can hinder retrofit projects.

The Level 5 Diploma consists of 150 hours of guided study and assignments; all carefully curated to help you learn how to lead domestic retrofit projects in compliance with the requirements of PAS 2035.

When you sign up to the course you will get access to The Retrofit Academy Learner Management System; our state-of-the-art eLearning platform through which the course is delivered and your assignments are submitted.

To complete your qualification you will need to complete 13 modules and deliver a case study (verbal presentation) to your assessor, in order to demonstrate your competence to practice as a Retrofit Coordinator. All assessors are experienced Retrofit Coordinators themselves who are qualified to provide you with a solid grounding in the theory and practice of domestic retrofit, and help you understand the pathway to PAS 2035 compliance.

As well as assessing your assignments, our expert assessors are on-hand to offer you invaluable guidance and feedback on your progress.

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